Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 16:26:11 -0500
Reply-To: Eva Stamenovic <stameno@SDAC.HARVARD.EDU>
Sender: "SAS(r) Discussion" <SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
From: Eva Stamenovic <stameno@SDAC.HARVARD.EDU>
Subject: format catalog error
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I need a help to decode the error that I got today.
I've been trying to update a format in a format library, which
is a routine stuff. All of a sudden I keep getting the
ERROR: WRITE lock is not available for LIBRARY.FORMATS.CATALOG, lock held
by process 12254.
FYI: We run the SAS on UNIX.
I checked the permissions, and they seem to be ok.
The most recent updates I made on 12/08/99,
and everything was fine.
Any clue to the meaning of the error?
I'm using the statements:
options replace ;
proc format library= xyz ... ;
Thanks for your suggestions. Eva